There are few things worse than driving a car with a screaming baby in the backseat. In Missouri, there are restrictions on how you can transport children in a car. If you don’t follow the child safety seat laws and you are in an accident, then it is possible to get a citation. Outside of the legal repercussions of not properly belting your children, if they are not restrained properly, then an accident can be devastating to their well being and future.
Children who are under the age of 8 - or are under 40 pounds - need to be restrained in an appropriate child safety seat. So even if the crying is more than you think you can bear, the consequences of not following the law and being in an accident can be much worse.
Children Who Are 4-7 Years of Age and at Least 40 Pounds
Children who are between the ages of 4 and 7 and are at least 40 pounds must be in a child restraining seat or booster seat unless they are 80 pounds or 4'9" tall.
Children Over 8
"Children 8 and over or weighing at least 80 pounds or at least 4’9” tall are required to be secured by a safety belt or buckled into an appropriate booster seat." Source
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